The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers
The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers
Joanna Penn
How To Effectively Work From Home With Amanda Brown, The Homepreneur
1 hour 9 minutes Posted Dec 1, 2019 at 10:10 pm.
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Working from home has great benefits — flexibility in working hours, more time with family, no stressful commute amongst other things; but it also has its challenges and many writers underestimate the adjustment needed in order to have a happy and healthy work-from-home life. In today's interview, I discuss the pros and cons with Amanda Brown, The Homepreneur, and we both give some tips from years of our own experience.

In the intro, The HotSheet reports on cashflow issues with some traditional publishers and the IBPA notes that publishers should be diversifying their sales channels, echoing my soapbox of multiple streams of income 🙂 The ALLi blog shares data from The FutureBook conference including, “There are big differences between the UK and US markets. US price points are higher. Book sales sustain over a longer period in the UK. And the big 5 have only half the market share in the US they do in the UK.' Plus, James Daunt says Barnes & Noble must “rip out the boring.” [Publishing Perspectives]. 
In my personal update, I give an update on Audio for Authors: Audiobooks, Podcasting and Voice Technologies, now available for pre-order, coming 10 Feb 2020.

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Amanda Brown is the author of Homepreneur: How to Overcome the Challenges of Running a Home-Based Business for Optimal Work-Life Balance. She has worked from home for over 20 years as a small business strategist, having previously worked in accountancy and banking.
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Show Notes

* Advantages and disadvantages of working from home
* Tips for finding community on and off line
* Creating a healthy working space at home
* Making exercise a priority to stay healthy working from home
* Tips on accounting software and practices

You can find Amanda Brown at Homepreneur.co and on Twitter @Amanda_Brown

Transcript of Interview with Amanda Brown
Joanna Penn: Amanda Brown is the author of Homepreneur: How to Overcome the Challenges of Running a Home-Based Business for Optimal Work-Life Balance. She has worked from home for over 20 years as a small business strategist, having previously worked in accountancy and banking.
Welcome, Amanda.
Amanda Brown: Hi Joanna. Thank you so much for inviting me on your wonderful show. It's a real honor to be here.
Joanna Penn: We've got a lot to learn from you.
Let's just start out by telling us a bit more about your background and how you got into being a homepr...